Elite Forces

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Random House, Aug 31, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 304 pages
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The invincible reputation of specialist military units such as the USA's Delta Force, Israel's IDP, and of course, Britian's SAS has grown steadily in recent years. Thanks to a number of successful campaigns and anti-terror operations, from London's Iranian Embassy siege in 1980 to the second Gulf War, in which they played a crucial role, it's now assumed that special forces are ideal for our world of small, localised conflicts - and especially George W Bush's war on terror.
Elite Forces: The World's Most Formidable Secret Armies:
- Contains over 500 compelling entries that cut through myth and secrecy.
- Details the history, selection and training procedures and orders of battle of every major elite fighting force in the world today.
- Is packed with hair-raising examples of individual heroism, endurance and courage in adversity.
- Is fully up to date and includes recent coalition operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Takes an objective look at what happens when things go wrong, as they did most famously during the Gulf War of 1991 and in America's intervention in Somalia in 1993.
- Explores the hidden links between elite forces and governments, intelligence organisations and business, and their controversial lack of accountability.
- Examines how new technologies have come to the aid of the elite soldier.
This is the first book of its kind to examine all aspects of the overlap between elite forces and the hidden worlds of intelligence and counter-terrorism, and takes an objective look at the secret, controversial role of special forces and 'Freelancers' in covert, deadly operations around the world. Elite Forces is a compelling, revealing - and occasionally shocking - read, and an authoritive and easy-to-use reference resource.

 

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Contents

LONGRANGE DESERT GROUP LRDG
LONGRANGE RECONNAISSANCE PATROL LRRP
LONGRANGE SURVEILLANCE UNITS LRSU
LOUGHALL AMBUSH SAS
LUP
LZ
MACEDONIA
MALAYSIA

ALGIERS AIRCRAFT HIJACKING GIGN
ALPHA
AMMUNITION
AO
ARGENTINA
ARMALITE COLT
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BADGED
BALKANS US SPECIAL FORCES INVOLVEMENT 1990S
BARRETT LONGRANGE DEATH
BASHA
BECKWITH LT COL CHARLES
BELGIUM
BERETTA
BERGEN PART OF THE SAS COMBAT KIT
BG BODYGUARD
BIGOT
BIRD
BLACK BIRD
BLACK HAWK DOWN DELTA FORCE
BLUEONBLUE
BODYARMOUR
BOOBYTRAPS
BOSNIA
BRANDENBURGERS GERMANYS WARRIOR SPIES
BRAVO TWO ZERO SAS
BRAZIL
BREACHING AND ENTRY DEVICES
BUDS
CABINDA OPERATION SOUTH AFRICAN RECCES
CANADA
CANNED GOODS
C C
CHE GUEVARA A SPECIAL FORCES SUCCESS STORY?
CHILE
CHINA
CHINDITS
CIVVIES
CLAYMORE
COIN
COLD WAR
COLOMBIA
COMBAT TRAINING FOR SPECIAL FORCES
COMMANDOS BRITISH ARMY
COMMANDOS FRENCH NAVY
COMMANDOS ROYAL NAVY
CONTACT
CONTINUATION
CORK
COVER ONES SIX
CQB
CROATIA
CROSSBOWS
CROW
CRRC
CRW
CSAR
CT
CUBA
CYBERWARFARE
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DARBYS RANGERS
DE LISLE THE SILENT KILLER
DELTA DOUBTS AND DOUBLE DEALING
DENMARK
DESERT STORM
DIRECTION ACTION DA
DJIBOUTI BUS HIJACK 1976 GIGN
DONKEYS
DOUBLETAP
DOZIER KIDNAPPING AND RESCUE 1982NOCS
DRAGUNOV SVD
DS
DUKE OF YORK BARRACKS SAS COMMAND CENTRE
EAST TIMOR 1999 ASAS
ECUADOR
E E
EGYPT
EL SALVADOR
EOD
EXERCISE JOSHUA TREE 1978 DELTA
EXPLOSIVES FOR DEMOLITION AND ASSASSINATION
FAC
FASTMOVER
FID
FINLAND
FIREBASE
FIREFAN
FLIR
FNG
FOB
FOURTEENTH14TH INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMPANY
FRANCE
GEORGIA
GERMANY
GIBRALTAR DEATH ON THE ROCK
GIBUSH
GRAMS KILLING GSG9
GREASE
GREECE
GREEN BERETS US SPECIAL FORCES
GRENADES
GUATEMALA
HHOUR
HAHO
HALO
HARD DOG
HEAD SHED
HEREFORD SAS DEPOT
IA
INCREMENT SAS
INDIA
INDONESIA
INDONESIA US ROLE IN SPECIAL FORCES TERROR
INSERT
INTEL
INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
IRAN
IRANIAN EMBASSY SIEGE SAS
IRELAND REPUBLIC SOUTHERN
ISA
ISRAEL
ITALY
JAPAN
JOHN F KENNEDY SPECIAL WARFARE CENTER
JORDAN
JUST IN CASE KIT
KALASHNIKOV
KAYBAR
KENYA
KLICK
KOLWEZI RESCUE OPERATION 1978 2 REP
KOREA NORTH
KOREA SOUTH or ROK
KWANGJU MASSACRE 1980
LAHORE AND ISLAMABAD HIJACKINGS SSG
LATIN AMERICA US SPECIAL FORCES INVOLVEMENT
LEBANON
LIBYA
LIC
L DETACHMENT SAS
MALDIVE CRISIS IMSF
MASSACRE AT GAGGENAU SAS RETRIBUTION
MAU
MAUSER SP66
MECCA SIEGE GIGN
MEDIVAC MEDEVAC
MEXICO
MIA
MINE COUNTERMEASURES
MINES
MINIPOUNDER
MINISUBMARINES
MISSION STATEMENT US SPECIAL FORCES
MO
MOSCOW THEATRE SIEGE ALPHA ALFA
MSR
M21
NCO
NET
NETHERLANDS
NEW ZEALAND
NICARAGUA
NIGERIA
NORWAY
OC
OP oP
OP
OPERATION AZALEE FRENCH SPECIAL FORCES
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
OPERATION JUST CAUSE SEALS
OPSEC
OTR
PAKISTAN
PARAGUAY
PATHFINDER COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA
PETERHEAD PRISON SIEGE SAS
PLANNING
POLAND
PORTUGAL
PRAGUE SPRING SOVIET WINTER
PSYOPS
RAIDING FORCES ROYAL MARINES AND SBS
RAINBOW WARRIOR FRENCH SPECIAL FORCES
RANGERS HISTORYS SPECIAL FORCES
RAPPELLING
RECCES SOUTH AFRICA
REMINGTON COMBAT SHOTGUNS
RIVERINE OPERATIONS VIETNAM WAR
ROGERS RANGERS
RON
ROYAL RESCUE SAS
RT
RTO
RTU
RUPERT
RUSSIA
RV
SABOTAGE
SADM
SANGAR
SAR
SARBE
SAS
SATCOM
SAUDI ARABIA
SBS
SBU
SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS
SDV
SEAL
SELECTION
SELOUS SCOUTS RHODESIA
SEPS SEPS
SERBIA SEE YUGOSLAVIA
SERE
SF
SFTG
SHOOTTOKILL THE SAS AND NORTHERN IRELAND
SILENCED WEAPONS
SILENT KILLING
SKORZENY OTTO
SLICK
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
SLOW MOVER
SLR
SMG
SNIPERS
SOCOM
SOE SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE
SOF
SOG
SOP
SOPAG
SOUTH AFRICA
SP
SPAIN
SPECIAL FORCES DIRECTORATE UK
SPECIAL FORCES INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
SPECIAL OPTICS AND OTHER SIGHTING DEVICES
SPECWAR
STAG
STANLEYVILLE 1964 BELGIAN PARA COMMANDOS
STAR PROJECT TALON
STEN GUN
STINGERS MANPORTABLE AIR DEFENCE
STIRLING DAVID THE PHANTOM MAJOR
STIRLING LINES
STRAPHANG
STROBE GUN
STUN GRENADEMUNITIONS
SUDAN
SURVEILLANCE OPERATIONAL TERMINOLOGY
SWEDEN
SYRIA
TAIL TAIL END CHARLIE
TAIWAN
TAJIKISTAN
TEAR GAS
TERRITORIAL ARMY SAS RESERVE REGIMENTS
THAILAND
THOMPSON THE CHICAGO PIANO
TIANANMEN SQUARE MASSACRE 1989
TOC
TRACKING
TUNIS RAID SAYERET MATKAL
TURKEY
UDT
ULTIMATE TERRORISM NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE
UNARMED COMBAT
UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE
UNDERWATER SPECIAL OPERATIONS
UK
USA
UZI
VNUKOVO AIRLINES HIJACKING 2001
WALK POINT POINT
WELROD
WILLIE PETE
WOMENS ROLE IN SPECIAL FORCES
YEMEN
YUGOSLAVIA
ZIMBABWE
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